Editors Note: Joey Forcherio, a senior at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, TN wrote this letter to a classmate he had never met who was one of two students recently killed in a tragic automobile accident last week. I wrote a column about the two young men who lost their lives and how their parents and classmates must deal with their passing. I believe Joey's letter speaks volumes from classmates who were touched by their deaths.
I don't remember ever talking to you before. We never played on a team together. We never had a class together. I am not even sure if you knew my name. That is what is so confounding to me about my mourning; we never met, but yet I am deeply, penetratingly hurt by your death. more >>
Campus housing specifically for 15 alternative sexualities, including sadomasochists, is acceptable, but fraternities that just allow men are not, at Wesleyan University.
Wesleyan University housing has an option for students who want to live with others identifying with one of 15 categories — LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM. The university's inclusiveness excludes, however, male-only fraternities.
Delta Kappa Epsilon sued Wesleyan University after the liberal arts college ordered all of its fraternities to admit women, charging sexual discrimination and false and deceptive practices. more >>
Author and noted Christian apologist Alex McFarland will be leading an apologetics tour across the United States meant to focus on keeping young people in the church.
Called "Stand Strong," the first stop for the tour will be Friday at Tennessee Valley Community Church in Paris, Tennessee, near Nashville.
In an interview with The Christian Post, McFarland explained that the roots of the Stand Strong series of events stemmed from his experiences meeting Christian youths on past speaking engagements. more >>
Texas megachurch pastor Matt Chandler says the way the world defines marriage is "unbiblical" and "unhealthy", yet far too many young Christians are following after the cultural standards of love. This reality prompted the Village Church leader to offer biblical insights on dating, courtship and marriage from the Song of Solomon in his recently released book Mingling of Souls.
The book is also a reflection of how God transformed his marriage of 15 years to his wife, Lauren. "The first seven years of my marriage were extremely difficult years and then the last eight have been really blessed. I wanted to talk about relationships in a way that was honest and straight forward," said Chandler.
In the interview below (edited for clarity), Chandler explains why the notion of finding "the one" is a myth and reveals what couples should do to keep the passion in their marriage. more >>
The seven Arkansas homeschool children who were removed from their Christian parents' home last month by state and local authorities for undisclosed reasons, were returned home for a four-hour visit last Friday, where they were allowed to pray and worship in their own home for the first time since being taken into custody.
After the students' father, Hal Stanley, told The Christian Post last week that his family was being victimized by "Christian persecution," because they weren't even allowed to pray during their limited visiting hours with their children, he told CP on Monday that his kids were excited to return home to pray and participate in devotions for the first time since Jan. 12.
"We just had a wonderful time. I saw some light again in my childrens eyes," 73-year-old Stanley said. "They told us that we could worship anyway we wanted to. Yes, we had a wonderful visit and the fact is the worship got so long that they hardly had time to eat, but then they had to rush them back to jail." more >>
After Rudy Giuliani spoke out and questioned President Barack Obama's love of America, one young man took the message to heart and posed the same question via a video that has now gone viral.
"If you really did love America, you would call [Islamic State] what it really is: an assault on Christianity, an assault on America and downright hate for the American values that our country holds—freedom of speech, freedom of religion and every single thing that our country stands for," 12-year-old CJ Pearson said in the clip posted to YouTube. "I hope that one day people will get enough guts to speak out against your downright hatred for this nation."
The video quickly went viral and has received over 350,000 views on the site, though it's not his first video. Pearson also works as the Executive Director of Young Georgians in Government and just one month ago posted a video asking other youth to become active in government and activism. He has already begun his own political career, working on a bill that would make it a civil penalty in the state of Georgia for teachers to refuse students permission to use the restroom if it results in an accident. more >>